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Art the homefinder's spot of the week


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This one-bedroom apartment is in a bustling neighbourhood near riverside

Atmosphere:
****
This third-floor apartment, just three blocks from numerous restaur-ants along the riverside,  has an abundance of character and a spacious balcony. The shophouse is on a quiet street, and the apartment has re-cently been repainted.

Utilities and service:
*****
Standard prices apply for water and electricity. Internet is available upon request. Cable TV, maid service and laundry are also available at reasonable rates.

Security:
****
The apartment is quite secure, with bars on the windows and an indoor entrance through the front of the shophouse. Additionally, local expats say the area is very safe.

Location:
****
Located just one street  from the Kandal market, the apartment is conveniently close to restaurants, bars, small supermarkets and bakeries.

Value:
*****
The apartment’s owner is asking just $250 a month – which is a real bargain for a third-floor, one-bedroom apartment in a hospitable and charismatic neighbourhood.

Furnishings:
****
The bedroom comes with a wooden bed, a wardrobe, a night stand and aircon, while the small kitchen has adequate shelf space, a fridge-freezer and a gas burner. The living area is equipped with a television, a cane sofa, a coffee table and chairs. The balcony is also furnished, with a cane sofa, glass coffee table and a collection of potted plants, ideal for relaxing, entertaining and soaking up the neighbourhood’s pleasant ambience.

Maintenance:
*****
If problems arise, the owner will arrange for them to be fixed straight away.

As always, my rating system is based on an innovative five Stars rating system.

Art Hong Ly works independently as a home finder in Phnom Penh. If you want to look at the spot of the week or other available apartments, villas or offices, he can be reached during standard business hours by calling 012422126 or email arthongly@gmail.com. For other questions related to this column send an email to newsroom@phnompenhpost.com.

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